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Taiwan denies mishandling visit by Tokyo governor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The visit by Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko (小池百合子) to Taiwan was handled according to protocol, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday (Feb. 9), rejecting allega...

Japanese officials concerned Trump may weaken US support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese foreign ministry officials are reportedly concerned Donald Trump may be prepared to weaken U.S. support for Taiwan to improve relations with China. On Friday (...

Japan's PM Kishida struggles to rebuild trust amid scandals

In a policy speech to Japanese lawmakers this week, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed to restore trust in the nation's politics as his party reels from a scandal involving hidden slush funds. An...

Former Japan PM says military action targeting Taiwan 'must not be tolerated'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking in Washington on Wednesday (Jan. 10), former Japanese Prime Minister Aso Taro, who is the current vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said that...

Japan PM purges cabinet in bid to ride out financial scandal

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese premier Fumio Kishida dropped four cabinet ministers on Thursday, as he tried to limit the fallout from the biggest financial scandal his ruling party has ...

Japan PM overhauls cabinet in bid to weather financial scandal

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida set about replacing key cabinet members on Thursday as he battled to control the damage from one of the biggest scandals his ruling part...

Japan PM expected to axe ministers over fundraising scandal

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is widely expected to announce a cabinet shake-up as soon as Wednesday as he seeks to stem the fallout from a fundraising scandal that h...

Fundraising scandal in Japan's ruling party turns heat on embattled PM Kishida

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Japan's ruling party faced mounting scrutiny on Thursday amid reports that lawmakers will be investigated over fundraising - a scandal that threatens to further dent Prime...

Aseptic Packaging Market To Witness Huge Gains Over 2023 to 2030

The Aseptic Packaging Market delves into various aspects, enabling readers to gain a deep understanding of the market dynamics, trends and potential opportunities. Report Ocean, a leading market resea...

Japan has five women in new government line-up but still misses G7 average

TOKYO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveiled a fresh cabinet line-up on Wednesday that features five women, but falls short of female representation seen in most other G7 ...

Japan's Kishida taps pro-Taiwan politician as defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on Wednesday (Sept. 13) appointed a new defense minister who is well-known for having a pro-Taiwan stance. With his support rating...

Japan's Kishida shuffles Cabinet and party posts to solidify power

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shuffled his Cabinet and key party posts on Wednesday to strengthen his position before a key party leadership vote next year, bringing in a new defe...

Japan's new cabinet reflects PM's focus on gender, defense

TOKYO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has picked a woman as foreign minister and appointed as defense minister a politician who has worked to build ties with Taiwan, Wednesd...

Japan PM Kishida reshuffles Cabinet as popularity wanes

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday announced a reshuffling of his Cabinet, appointing, among others, new foreign and defense ministers. Kishida, who leads the ruling Liberal Democrati...

Japanese politician, Taiwanese partner call on Japan to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese politician and his Taiwanese partner traveled to Taiwan to register their same-sex marriage on Aug. 11 and called on the Japanese government to legalize same-se...